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Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
12 Sep 2019 9:15AM
Love it, Craig!
A1 composition.

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GeorgeP Plus
12 55 23 United States
12 Sep 2019 2:46PM
Wonderful image and in mono it offers a flashback to earlier times. Only the horizontal blinds in that window above the coal trucks suggest it might not be some time in the 30s or 40s. [Assuming one ignores the high polish on a working locomotive.]

One puzzle though - is that really David Lloyd George? My eyes are not what they used to be but the name on the engine seems to read something different.
Thanks ever so much for the UA George. I really appreciate it!

I'm no rail enthusiast but we got to travel on the Ffestiniog steam railway from Bleanau Ffestiniog to Portmadog whilst we were on holiday in Snowdonia in August. Despite the pouring rain, our family loved it. I don't think your eyes are deceiving you. The locomotive pictured is definitely named David Lloyd George and this is stated on the brass plate on the left-hand side. The other plate reads 'Farlie's Patent'. I had to Google this but I believe a Fairlie's Patent locomotive is one where the locomotive superstructure rests on two articulating power units housing the wheels, cylinders, and drawgear. This design allows large locomotives to navigate the sharp curves typical of most narrow gauge railways. Hopefully, I've got this right.

Thanks again George!
janetj 12 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 3:56PM
lovely black and white know, portmadoc always something to photography

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